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Photography Associates

Founded in 1989, the Photography Associates at the Art Institute of Chicago presents programs that foster an appreciation of photography and encourage private collecting. Membership helps to support the acquisitions of the Department of Photography.

Fall Kickoff: Treasures from the Vault
Join Art Institute curators for a private after-hours presentation of treasures from the department’s holdings of more than 22,000 works. This annual event is preceded by a reception and followed by a seated dinner.

Fall and Spring Lectures
Learn from leading artists and important figures in the photography world with two public lectures: one in the fall, the other in spring. Photography Associates members enjoy VIP seating as well as an exclusive opportunity to meet the lecturers during a private reception in the Photography Study Room following each event.

Spring Collection Visit
Enjoy a private evening reception at a local collection, with a tour led by Art Institute curators and behind-the-scenes insights from the collector.

Hugh Edwards Lecture and Reception
This annual endowed lecture, held in the spring, features a major figure in contemporary photography. Photography Associates members enjoy VIP seating and join the audience at a reception with the speaker.


Join by phone
312.857.7640

Membership in the Photography Associates is open to all members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photography Associates memberships are partially tax-deductible. Photography Associates is unable to accept checks from donor-advised funds.


For inquiries and information about upcoming events, please contact 312.857.7640 or aicphotography@artic.edu

$5,000 Limited Edition

  • Exclusive event with an invited visiting lecturer 
  • Curator accompaniment at an art fair in New York, Miami, or Paris 
  • Plus all Platinum-level benefits

$2,500 Platinum

  • Luncheon and tour of an Art Institute exhibition with a curator 
  • Priority reservations for all Photography Associates events 
  • Plus all Regular-level benefits

$1,500 Regular

  • Private collection tour and reception with Art Institute curators 
  • Plus all Junior-level benefits

$750 Junior (under 40)

  • Annual fall kickoff evening with seated dinner 
  • Priority seating and private reception following fall and spring lectures 
  • Priority seating and reception following Hugh Edwards Lecture

All member levels admit two.


Join by phone
312.857.7640

Membership in the Photography Associates is open to all members of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photography Associates memberships are partially tax-deductible. Photography Associates is unable to accept checks from donor-advised funds.


For inquiries and information about upcoming events, please contact 312.857.7640 or aicphotography@artic.edu

 

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